Tuesday, March 12, 2013

and another

are you sick of seeing baby stuff yet? haha. i don't even have any kids, nor am i expecting. and also not planning for any in the near future. but baby stuff is just so cute to sew.

so here are the final diaper covers for my friend's baby's first birthday photoshoot. aren't they cute?


are you sick of chevrons yet? they've been very popular recently. and some have debated that it's just a zigzag. either way. it's a fun print.

this time the fabric was not quite wide enough to get the full front and back connected with the chevron/zigzags running horizontally. they would've looked weird running vertically. so i had to do the crotch seam this time. i also just wanted to get these done, so i tried to throw my perfectionism out the window. key word being "tried." it still took me about an hour, maybe hour and a half, including cutting, to finish these. plus my serger started being mean. okay i was trying to go too fast and wasn't getting the leg hole to curve properly. so i had to fix it. curved edges on a serger require some finesse. not something you can race through too quickly. i think i was getting cocky about my serging skills and the serger wanted to remind me who's boss.

anyway, i also decided not to spend the time matching the chevron/zigzags ("chevzags"? no?) on the side seams. the baby won't notice.

can't wait to see the photos of him wearing these. cuteness.

10 comments:

  1. So cute! Have never sewn with chevrons before, must look for some next time!

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    1. =) they are popping up everywhere so they shouldn't be hard to find. i think she got this fabric from joann's or you can find some here: http://www.fiveeighthseams.com/SearchResults.asp?searching=Y&sort=3&search=chevron&show=12&page=1

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  2. Yep nappy covers are pretty darn cute, but those leg holes are so fiddly. Also a different chevron/zigzag combo name: zigrons :D haha.

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    1. zigrons, nice! =) maybe a fabric with a little stretch would have helped with the leg holes. this was a medium weight cotton with zero stretch.

      but at least the leg holes did fit around the free arm of my sewing machine!! when i was making a long sleeved top for myself, the cuffs wouldn't fit over the free arm, so that was a bit of a pain.

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  3. Gah! These are too cute!!! Mayhaps zigvrons could also work in the naming debate? teehee

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  4. I think they are almost cute enough for grown ups to wear!

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    1. actually before adding the elastic they look huge! i did hold them up and say "i could almost wear these! a little playing around and i could probably turn them into bikini style underwear, haha

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